Menu path: Structure tree > Profiles
In this area, you can manage profiles. Profiles are predefined configurations that can be assigned globally to managed thin clients via the Universal Management Suite.
When Is It a Good Idea to Use Profiles?
You can achieve the following using profiles:
- Setting identical configurations for a number of thin clients
- Defining different usage scenarios for thin clients (or groups of thin clients) in an abstract manner.
- Significantly reducing administrative outlay.
- Reducing configuration options on the thin client.
You have the option of creating directories for saving profiles and can add, delete, and change the profiles in this part of the structure.
Information on a profile is shown in the content panel.
The following profile types exist:
Standard profiles can be assigned to thin clients directly or indirectly via directories. A thin client can receive its settings from a number of directly or indirectly assigned profiles. During the assignment process, the profile settings overwrite the settings configured directly on the thin client. See Effectiveness of Settings.
If you use Shared Workplace, you have the option of assigning profiles to users. Profiles assigned to users have a higher priority than profiles assigned to thin clients. See Order of Effectiveness of Profiles in Shared Workplace and Prioritization of Profiles.
Template profiles are profiles where one or more settings are set via variables. These values are determined dynamically. Standard and master profiles can thus be used and combined even more flexibly. See the Template Profiles chapter.
If you deploy Shared Workplace, notice that template profiles cannot be used.
Master profiles can overwrite the settings of standard profiles and have their own authorizations. The order of effectiveness is exactly the opposite of what it is for the standard profiles. See Order of Effectiveness of Master Profiles.
|Mobile-device profiles are profiles which are used to configure mobile devices. See Creating Mobile Device Profiles.|
This chapter describes
- Choosing the Right Profile
- Configuration Levels
- Effectiveness of Settings
- Using Profiles
- Prioritization of Profiles